February 15th 2012 Issue

Dealing with carbon dioxide sensitivity

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Left: In carbon dioxide-sensitive apple varieties, like these Golden Delicious, fruit harvested early tends to have peel injuries.

New generation finds marketing niche

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Sidney, left, her father David, and Katy Lesser Clowney sort apples that have come back from the market

Access to China is near

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It’s been almost two decades since the U.S. pear industry began pushing for access to China, but it finally

Food alliance certifies eastern orchards

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Last year, Three Springs Fruit Farm, operated by Dave, John, and Ben Wenk in

Manage resistance at the warehouse

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Chang-Lin Xiao recommends that use of Penbotec and Scholar alternate from year to year to preserve

Learn to store Honeycrisp

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Above: Honeycrisp is sensitive to chilling disorders such as soggy breakdown. Center top: Radial browning is another common

Retail is cool

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Ben, 26, carries on the transition from growing fruit for processing to growing fruit for retail sales Richard Lehnert

Exports boost pear returns

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James Foreman advocates expanding exports and giving up segments of the U.S. market to Argentina

Contractors are a source of workers

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Using farm labor contractors can be beneficial for both employers and workers, as they can turn sporadic seasonal work

Bunch rot, a different beast

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Michelle Moyer reminds growers who had powdery mildew problems last year to prepare for disease carryover this year.

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